Nnenna Okoli – Research Fellow

Nnenna Okoli is a PhD candidate in the School of International Development and Global Studies at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a master’s degree in Development Studies and a graduate diploma in Forced Migration and Refugee Studies from York University Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria. 

Her research interests include gender equality and women’s empowerment, gender and development, post-colonial feminisms, poverty, social protection, and migration in developing countries. She has contributed towards the advancement of knowledge on these areas with several publications in reputable journals. Her current research examines the gender-transformative capacity of Nigeria’s conditional cash transfer program (the Household Upliftment Program) and its impact on the flourishing outcomes of women recipients.  


  • Okoli, N. (2021) The Intricacies of Transnational Relationships in the Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Voluntaris: Journal of Volunteer Services and Civic Engagement (special edition), 154-162. https://doi.org/10.5771/9783748924951-154
  • Idemudia, U., Okoli, N., Goitom, M., & Bawa, S. (2021). Life after trafficking: reintegration experiences of human trafficking survivors in Nigeria. International Journal of Migration, Health and Social Care, 17(4), 449-463. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMHSC-03-2021-0023
  • Okoli, N., & Idemudia, U. (2020). Survivor’s Perceptions of Human Trafficking Rehabilitation Programs in Nigeria: Empowerment or Disempowerment? Journal of Human Trafficking, 8(2), 211-229. https://doi.org/10.1080/23322705.2020.1777382

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Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria.
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